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Other Names:

Hit, Altoverde, Boron, CANGUIL, Capio, rubber, Choclo, Cuatequil, Dance, Malajo, Mijo Turquesco, Millo, Zara.

The age of corn dates back to 7000 years ago. Mesoamerican cultures substantiate its economy in cultivation. Its importance lies, to this day, be in staple and a grass with great medicinal properties. In much of the country has many applications, especially in type kidney ailments as inflammation of the kidney, calculations and corrosion of evil, for it is cocen the Cabellitos of Corn and the resulting water is taken as a tea. The cooking of these are used as a diuretic, to increase blood pressure and kidney desinflamar, also uses the Vellitos of Corn against liver diseases such as hepatitis and heart aches. Asimisrno, he considers this plant as a antispasmodic and Antihaemorrhagics.

Plant that reaches up to 4 meters high, has a hollow stem and narrow elongated leaves that surround it. Its flowers are borne on a bunch of fruits and grains or ears are hard of various colors. Inhabits cold and warm climates. Grows associated with the tropical deciduous forest, evergreen and subcaducifolia, Xeric scrublands, mountain cloud forests of oak and mixed pine.

FEATURES: It is one of the grain that reaches higher, as it can reach 2 m if environmental conditions are favorable. It is an annual plant, with the stem straight, upright, with no ramifications and, contrary to what happens in other plants of the same family, is not hollow but compact. The leaves are almost as long as the stem, from about one meter, and although not seem at first glance, with a width of more than 10 cm. However, it gives the impression that they are long and narrow ribbons. Join stem hugging, and are rough to the touch. The maize has two types of flowers: male and female. The cry male are at the end of the stem and mature after the female, so the pollination in a single plant is an extremely rare phenomenon. The female was found next to the nodes of the stem, at the same point of starting the leaves are developed around a thick shaft in the form of a ball (ear)

Each flower emerging from a very long filament that was entangled with the neighbors, appearing by the end of the ear as a pony tail (that is what is known as stigmata, hair or tail) When mature, each flower creates a grain of corn, all of which are available helicoidalmente around the central axis. He was also known as wheat and wheat in India in Turkey.

LOCATION: It is a plant native to the Americas, where they would grow in the wild if the man had not cultivated; today, plantations have forgotten their origin.

Used Part.

The styles, seed (starch, oil and its fraction insaponofocable)

Active Principles.

Styles: abundant potassium salts, flavonoids, enzymes, tannins, traces of essential oil, allantoin, salicylic acid (0. 3%) lipids, accompanied by sterols (beta - sitosterol)

Seeds: starch. Abundant polyunsaturated fatty acids (oleic, linoleic, palmitic, stearic) amino acids, carotenoids, dextrin.

Drug Action.

Styles: The salts of potassium, as well as flavonoids, confer diuretic properties and slightly hypotensive. Ferments have a hypoglycemic action; tannins, astringent. The allantoin is a reepitelizante and demulcent.

Corn oil, for their polyunsaturated fatty acids, is a lipid, antiateromatosa.

Unsaponifiable fraction is used in the form of toothpaste, to prevent pyorrhea alveolodental.

The dextrin, from the partial hydrolysis of starch, has applications diet.

Properties and indications: the grain of corn contains carbohydrates or carbohydrates (70 - 77%) protein (7 '% - 10%) and fats (3% - 5%) plus minerals and trace elements (mainly, fluorine) Their protein is more complete picture of what was thought, though slightly lower than that of wheat and far less complete than that of soybeans. However, like rice, notable for its lack of gluten, protein substance that can cause inflammation in the intestinal mucosa, a disease known as celiaquía. These are the applications of a grain of corn:

Emollient and protector of the intestinal mucosa: corn and flour, with its total lack of gluten, are very useful for those suffering celiaquía and, in general, for children who suffer from poor absorption or chronic diarrhea. Currently, in the case of infants, it is recommended to begin the transition diet of milk alone which includes cereal flour, with mixtures of corn or rice, that the absence of gluten, are tolerated better than those of wheat, barley or rye, which they contain.

Frenador metabolism: corn relentiza the activity of the thyroid gland, and thus slows the metabolism. It is recommended to hipertiroideos already convalescing, anemic and malnourished, as a restorative. It is useful in the diets of fattening.

However, it should indicate that the protein of corn, called Zein, is low in lysine and tryptophan, two essential amino acids, as well as niacin, a vitamin. Therefore the people who are fed only maize, tend to suffer from nutritional deficiencies, which can cause diseases such as pellagra. In contrast, corn combined with other cereals, legumes or milk, that is, as a component of a more varied diet, it is a very nutritious food and helps to meet the needs of the protein diet.

Cholesterol reduction: the oil which is extracted from the seeds of corn is very rich in unsaturated fatty acids, it is appropriate for those who have excess cholesterol in the blood.

Externally, the corn flour is applied in cataplasms hot on the kidneys in case of renal colic, as well as on the urinary bladder in cases of cystitis. Its effect is enhanced when used in conjunction with the infusion of styles.

The styles or stigmas of maize, which form their beautiful hair are actually some fine lines that flow into the ovary of flowers. For them penetrate the grains of pollen to fertilize. They are rich in potassium and flavonoids, which confers diuretic action and contain allantoin, which makes them sedatives and anti - inflammatory drugs, and furthermore, tannins and steroids. Its diuretic and purifying action is intense and very well tolerated, without irritating the kidneys or cause decompensation in the electrolyte balance of blood. Can be taken for long periods of time. They are very listed in the following cases:

Circulatory disorders: edema (fluid retention) swollen legs (including pregnancy) heart disease, high blood pressure, excess salt in the diet.

Lithotripsy, either due to uric calculations, phosphate or oxalate, renal colic, for its sedative and anti - inflammatory action.

Inflammation of the kidney (nephritis) of urine from the bladder (cystitis) albumin in the urine (nephrosis)

Gout (excess uric acid) arthritism, subpalpebrales edema (bags under the eyes) and any time you want to remove excess accumulated toxins in the blood (for example, after spending a flu)

Use: The corn and flour are taken on many forms as a food dishes and more. In infusion of styles, 30 grams per liter of water is taken hot or cold, morning or afternoon, but not at night, at a rate of 3 to 5 cups a day. The oil is obtained from the seeds of maize grain, is used like any other cooking oil, preferably raw.

Externally, in cataplasms cornmeal that apply hot on the kidneys and the bladder for 10 minutes, 2 - 3 times daily. In case of renal colic and cystitis are combined with the ingestion of infusions of styles.

Precautions: styles of corn, marked by its diuretic effect, are discouraged both for those suffering from hypertrophy of the prostate.


Its use as a diuretic in the presence of hypertension, heart disease or kidney failure moderate or severe, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, to the danger that can result in uncontrolled contribution of liquids, the possibility of a decompensation or tension, whether the elimination of potassium is considerable, enhancing the effect of cardiac.

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcoholic content for oral administration in children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

The corn plant is a little studied in comparison to its broad popular use. It seems that there are alkaloids in styles not yet isolated. In fact high doses can cause gastroenteritis, with cramping pain and diarrhea. We suggest you avoid its use (especially the extractive forms) during pregnancy and lactation.

Take into account the alcohol content of the extract fluid from the dye and syrup.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: 10 g / l. Drink at will.

Decoction: 50 g / l, boil 10 minutes. Three to six cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 - 50 drops, one to four times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times a day.

Water extract 0. 50 to 2 g / day.

Syrup (10% aqueous extract) 1 to 5 tablespoons per day.


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